Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thai Drunken Noodles

I absolutely love Thai food. One day when I am rich, Jared and I are gonna go to Thailand and just eat ourselves silly. It is going to be awesome! Until then, I am stuck paying 12 bucks for a plate of good Thai noodles right? WRONG!!!! My 2 year long quest to duplicate my favorite Thai dish came to an end today. Duplication completed! If you haven't ever had drunken noodles, you haven't lived! They are that good!

Now there are a few semi-hard-to-find ingredients (they should be available in any Asian grocery store though), and there are a few semi-sounds-disgusting ingredients. Just trust me here - they are well worth it, and the noodles don't taste anything remotely close to fishy - so don't let the fish sauce turn you off!

Thai Drunken Noodles:
2 packages Fresh Thai Rice Noodles, or 1 lb dry rice stick noodles
1 medium onion (sliced)
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
3 green onions (chopped)
1 large green bell pepper (sliced)
2 chicken breasts (thinly sliced)
Lots of fresh Basil (3-5 stems or about 15 leaves, roughly cut)
Oil for cooking

6 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons lime juice (real juice from real limes my friend, not the crap in the bottle)
1 tablespoon ground chili sauce (sambal oelek, sriracha etc)

Here's a picture of some of the ingredients you might not be as familiar with

First things first. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. whisk until smooth and set aside.

Next if you are using fresh rice noodles you will need to separate them and cut them into strips. Start by microwaving the package for 30 seconds at a time until they become soft and pliable.

unfold them and cut them into single layer strips
Once you have all your noodles cut, chop up all your vegetables and basil. Cut up your chicken on a separate plate.
Now everything is ready to go. Heat up some oil in a wok or deep skillet. First cook your vegetables until soft, but not mushy
Transfer to a plate or bowl, heat up few tablespoons more oil and stir fry your chicken until done. Transfer to another plate or bowl. Heat up a few more tablespoons of oil and wait until very hot. Stir fry your noodles, with several tablespoons of soy sauce so they wont stick to the pan
Stir carefully so the noodles don't break apart. These babies cook pretty fast, so as soon as they are soft go ahead and add your vegetables, chicken and sauce. If you are using dry rice noodles, just boil them until they are soft, drain and then put all the indredients together in your hot skillet. Stir everything together until sauce is incorporated. Top with fresh tomatoes

As good as it looks, it tastes EVEN BETTER!!
Please tell me you'll try them, you will love them!

If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area a great Asian market that carries EVERYTHING you will ever need is H-Mart in Carrolton. And I would be more than happy to go with you :)

1 comment:

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Great presentation with all your food!

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